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Everyone at the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership is proud of this inaugural class of Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) graduates. The class produced and defended three legislative proposals dealing with improvements to state policy for highway safety, returning ex-offenders to society and helping service members reenter Virginia's workforce and higher education system.
Each member of this outstanding class crafted a personal statement about their own leadership goals. They are quite likely to show solid leadership for the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Sorensen thanks Colonial Williamsburg and State Farm for their sponsorship of this first-ever Emerging Leaders Program.
To learn more about the members of the 2012 ELP class, visit their new class page.
U.Va.'s eighth president Teresa A. Sullivan addressed the Political Leaders Program class at graduation. Ms. Sullivan offered "a few leadership ideas" that apply to university presidents, elected officials, and volunteers alike.
She also took questions from the class on student debt, sustainability, community colleges and distance learning, defense research, and retention of engineering students.
You can stream or download Ms. Sullivan's remarks below (runtime 35 minutes).
The Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership celebrated the PLP Class of 2010 graduation with dinner on Friday, December 10, followed by a diploma ceremony on Saturday, December 11 attended by friends and family.
Congratulations, Class of 2010!
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Youth Program Manager Ben Heath presented the HSLP 2010 Spirit of Citizenship Awards.